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UFC Breaking News: Dana White Says Chael Sonnen's Career Is over

Michael EvansCorrespondent IIIMay 18, 2011

The middleweight title challenger who nearly dethroned Anderson Silva at UFC 117 last August, has been given the worst news that a fighter can hear.

Chael Sonnen has found out that he will no longer be able to fight in the UFC. According to MMAbay.com.uk, Sonnen can no longer compete in the UFC.

The California State Athletic Commission voted 4-1 to indefinitely suspend Sonnen's liscense to fight.  According to testimony from Dana White, this will effectively end the career of a good middleweight mixed martial artist.

The controversial, outspoken martial artist has hit had some dark days lately, and this seems to only add to his pain. First, after UFC 117, he failed his drug test for elevated testosterone levels indicating steroid use. Then he was found guilty in a real estate scandal in his home state of Oregon, and was placed on probation and forced to pay a fine.

This seems to be the nail in the coffin of a successful MMA career.  Hopefully, Sonnen can get past these speed bumps and find success in other ventures if this truly is the end of his MMA days.

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